Simon Haynes

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Simon Haynes
Born United Kingdom
Nationality Australian
Period 2000–present
Genre Speculative fiction
Website
www.spacejock.com.au

Simon Haynes is an Australian writer of speculative fiction novels and short stories, particularly the Hal Spacejock series. Haynes also uses his experience with computers to write software which he designs for himself and then shares for free through his website. The most well-known of these programs is yWriter, a program designed specifically for composing novels. Haynes is a founding member of the Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.[1]

Biography[edit]

Haynes was born in the United Kingdom and raised in the south of Spain. In 1983 he emigrated to Australia with his family. Haynes' first work was published in 2000 with his short story "False Alarm" which was featured in issue 27 of Antipodean SF.[2] In 2001 Haynes' short story "Sleight of Hand" won the 2001 Aurealis Award for best horror short story beating work by Stephen Dedman, Robert Hood, Alison Venugoban, Rick Kennett and Paul Collins.[3] In 2008 his fourth novel in the Hal Spacejock series, No Free Lunch, was nominated for the Aurealis Award for best science fiction novel and the 2009 Ditmar Award for best novel.[4][5] Haynes currently lives in Perth with his wife and two children.[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result
2001 Aurealis Award "Sleight of Hand" Best horror short story Won[3]
2008 Aurealis Award Hal Spacejock: No Free Lunch Best science fiction novel Nomination[4]
2009 Ditmar Award Hal Spacejock: No Free Lunch Best novel Nomination[5]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Hal Spacejock (2001)
  • Hal Spacejock: Second Course (2003)
  • Hal Spacejock: Just Desserts (2004)
  • Hal Spacejock: No Free Lunch (2008)
  • Hal Junior: The Secret Signal (2011)
  • Hal Junior: The Missing Case (2012)
  • Hal Spacejock: Baker's Dough (2012)
  • Hal Junior: The Gyris Mission (2012)
  • Hal Spacejock (French Edition) (2012)
  • Hal Spacejock: Safe Art (2013)
  • Hal Spacejock: Big Bang (2013)

Short stories[edit]

  • "False Alarm" (2000) in Antipodean SF #27
  • "Pastimes" (2000) in Antipodean SF #30
  • "Infection" (2000) in Antipodean SF #36
  • "Sleight of Hand" (2000) in Potato Monkey #1
  • "Loss Leader" (2001) in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #3
  • "Escape Clause" (2002) in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #4
  • "The Desolator" (2002) in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #6
  • "A Piece of the Action" (2010) on Kindle & Smashwords
  • "Hal Spacejock: Framed" (2011) on Kindle & Smashwords

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b "Simon Haynes - Biography". Spacejock.com.au. Archived from the original on 2011-01-23. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Simon Haynes - Bibliography". Spacejock.com.au. Archived from the original on 2011-01-23. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2002 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  4. ^ a b "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2009 Aurealis Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 
  5. ^ a b "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 2009 Ditmar Awards". Locus Online. Retrieved 2011-01-23. 

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